Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Arcade, New York
I went the "paid for" route for years. One thing you learn is how to fix things. I would actually begin looking for the next car about a week after I bought the one I was driving because you never know when a good deal will come by, and you never know when repair cost exceeds purchase price.
If you are really shrewd you will buy a car, fix it up, and sell it for a profit, and buy another one that is nicer and repeat the process...